Monday 9th August: Orange RockCorps announced today that they will be rewarding volunteers with Ticketmaster Gift cards to expand ‘The Collective’ to build the Orange RockCorps community nationwide. Building on the massively successful Manchester and London gigs, Orange RockCorps’ groundbreaking initiative that encourages young people to volunteer their time for a concert ticket, will now be possible across the UK. Working with its national network of charity partners and supported by the extensive Do-it.org search database to provide a wide range of volunteering opportunities, Orange RockCorps “Give, Get Given” initiative is now available to everyone: Wherever and Whenever.
By giving at least four hours to ANY charity ANYWHERE in the country, volunteers can now earn tickets to a gig of their choice as well as being entered into numerous additional prize draws. Volunteer Ambassadors who get more than 10 friends involved will be rewarded with an exclusive BlackBerry smartphone.
Now established and praised for their gigs in London and Manchester as well as worldwide locations such as Paris, Tel Aviv and Marseille, the HUGE demand to take part, volunteer and celebrate an ability to change the world, has allowed Orange RockCorps to establish The Collective.
Stephen Greene, CEO and Co-founder of RockCorps said:
“The Collective is a celebration of everyone who has given four hours to their community, wherever,whenever. This is a natural extension of our Gig programme – and we are thrilled to link up with Ticketmaster so new volunteers will be encouraged nationwide, through the power of music, to get involved in their communities”
Mechanism - The mechanism of The Collective works in a similar way to the gigs. The Orange RockCorps website will provide information on various established charities and community groups that are located in cities across the UK including Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham. Through the website volunteers will be able to get the information about the charity and confirm volunteering opportunities directly with the charity. For those that live in other locations they will be directed online to Do-it.org where they can select a charity in their area.
Those who give four hours of work for their chosen charity simply submit photos to Orange RockCorps and describe the work they did. Once the story has been validated by RockCorps, the volunteers will then receive an email with a code which will direct them to ticketmaster.co.uk where they can purchase ANY gig ticket (subject to availability) until 30 June 2011.
Ticketmaster – By providing Ticketmaster Gift Cards, Orange RockCorps is able to celebrate and reward volunteering across the UK. Orange RockCorps will be rewarding the first 3000 volunteers to join The Collective with Ticketmaster Gift Cards worth up to £30 each. As a well-established global company, Ticketmaster will enable The Collective to grow even further in the coming years.
+ 10 Ambassador Rewards – Part of The Collective is the + 10 Ambassador Reward that encourages groups of friends to volunteer together, join the Collective and go to the gig of their choice together. If an ‘ambassador’ gets 10 or more friends to give four hours to a charity and each of their stories is validated by RockCorps all involved will get tickets to the gig of their choice and the ‘Ambassador’ of the group will receive an exclusive BlackBerry smartphone. Help connect friends to the power of volunteering!
The Collective is an extremely exciting and valuable addition to an already established and praised movement. It is a community for young people wanting to reach out and give back. RockCorps believes in the power of young people and connects them to the power of volunteering. The Collective inspires new connections between young people and their community and creates the opportunity for anyone, anywhere to get involved with volunteering. It is simple and powerful.
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